Trinity House London 1896 Print over 100 years old


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame and mount.
Available also in either a brown frame or a black frame, your choice.
Frame size circa 400mm x 370mm. RL.136.

Entitled – Trinity House.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Trinity House. – One of the most interesting places on Tower Hill, next to the Mint, is Trinity House, a corporation for the increase and encouragement of navigation, the examination of pilots, the regulation of lighthouses and buoys, and, indeed the control of all naval matters not under the express jurisdiction of the Admiralty. The old Trinity House stood in Water Lane, Lower Thames Street, a little to the north-west of the Custon House. This ancient and useful guild was founded by Sir Thomas Spert, Comptroller of the Navy to Henry VIII., and was incorporated in 1514. The corporation consists of a master, deputy-master, thirty-one elder brethren, and an unlimited number of humbler members; the revenue is considerably over £300,000 a year. The present Trinity House, seen in this view, was built in 1793-5 by Samuel Wyatt. It is of the Ionic order. On its principal front are sculptured the arms of the corporation, medallions of Geoge III. and Queen Charlotte, genii with nautical instruments, and the four principal lighthouses on the British coast. The interior contains busts of St. Vincent, Nelson, Howe, and Duncan; William Pitt and Captain J. Cotton, by Chantrey; George III., by Turnerelli; and many others. The Court-room is decorated with impersonations of the Thames, Medway, Seven, and Humber; and among the pictures is a fine painting, 20ft. long, by Gainsborough, of the elder brethren of Trinity House. The museum contains a flag taken from the Spanish Armada by Sir Francis Drake; a model of the Royal William, 150 years old; two colossal globes given by Sir Thomas Allen, admiral to Charles II. ; and many other objects of interest.

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Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions60 × 50 × 7 cm